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Ghana Gas initiates construction of 200-bed hospital to support UENR

The Ghana National Gas Company held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the initiation of construction on a 200-bed hospital at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR).

The hospital project aims to cater to the healthcare needs of students, staff, and the broader Sunyani community.

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The construction will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase focusing on 80 beds to relocate the UENR Clinic within the school campus. The entire project is slated for completion within a 24-month timeframe.

Upon completion, the hospital will feature specialized facilities including a dental block, eye clinic, outpatient department (OPD), separate medical blocks for male and female patients, a pediatric ward, pharmacy and laboratory units, a main theater, surgical blocks, consulting rooms, and specialized units for internal medicine, child health, maternal health, and emergencies.

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Additionally, an administration block will house the health service directorate.Prof. Nsiah Gyabaah, the Chair of the University Council, expressed gratitude for the gas company’s initiative, emphasizing the significance of healthcare facilities for the community.

He welcomed attendees and expressed hope that the hospital would enhance healthcare provision for students and the broader community.

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Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako, the Vice Chancellor of the University, stressed the importance of the hospital project in addressing the inadequacies of the current clinic and contributing to the development of the university and its community.

He envisioned the hospital becoming a center for medical research and training, providing essential healthcare services to both the campus and the local community.

The Vice Chancellor commended the Ghana National Gas Company and its CEO, Dr. Ben Asante, for their support and commitment to the university and the community.

Anyimah Edomgbole, the Manager at Ghana Gas in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, assured attendees of the company’s dedication to providing quality healthcare and supporting education, water and sanitation, and sports in the country.

The sod-cutting ceremony was attended by representatives from the Ghana Health Service, UENR, the community, faculty deans, lecturers, and students.

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